How To Melt Chocolate Chips

In this article, you will learn how you can easily melt chocolate chips in the microwave. If you have already tried melting your Chocolate then you know it’s not easy.

Before melting chocolate chips, it is very important to understand that melting chocolate can be tricky sometimes. You should know about your chocolate if you want to melt chocolate chips in the microwave.

Here in this article, we will guide you to melt your chocolate chips in the microwave without butter. You will also learn about the best microwave power setting, and which bowl to use.

A Detailed Guide to Melt Chocolate Chips in Microwave

When it comes to melting chocolate chips, the microwave is the best tool you can use without burning your chocolate according to my experience. After somany failed attempts, I finally understand why people fail when they try to melt chocolate chips in the microwave.

What to remember?

Make sure that you provide proper heat so that your chocolate gets a smooth texture and glossy look. For this, slowly increase the heat.

This process is called tempering chocolate. Process: Set power to 50% for power for 1½ Use microwave-safe bowl If chocolate is not solid, and slightly melted, then use 50% power for 15 seconds time loop. Repeat the process until your chocolate melts. Tools you’ll need to melt chocolate chips in the microwave: We have shared the process but you will need some tools to melt your chocolate in the microwave without burning it.

So here is a list:

Microwave-safe bowl – The first thing you need is a perfect safe bowl suitable for microwaves. Go with the bigger bowl to stir the chocolate.

Microwave-safe bowl

Spatula – You will also need a small silicone spatula. If you are going to melt more chocolate chips then use a larger silicone spatula.


You can also use a spoon or whisk but a spatula allows you to scrape the sides. Using a microwave to melt chocolate chips is easy. You can use a microwave to heat the chocolate in a bowl. You must ensure that the water doesn’t touch the chocolate.

Then, stir the chocolate until it is glossy. Then, pour the hot water into a saucepan and add the chocolate chips. Then, stir the chocolate until it’s smooth and melted.

Then, use the microwave to melt the chocolate. A silicone or rubber spatula is a great option for scraping the bottom of the bowl. A wooden spoon is not ideal for melting chocolate because it can retain moisture. Even a few drops of water can cause the chocolate to seize, which causes it to become lumpy and not melt properly.

To avoid this problem, avoid using plastic spoons or spatulas because they may contain chemicals or odours that leach into the food. Melt Chocolate Chips using Stove You can melt chocolate chips on the stove by heating a large pan with half an inch of water.

While you are heating the water, keep stirring frequently until the chips are smooth. Once you have melted the chocolate, place the metal bowl on top of the pot. Don’t stir the bowl while it is boiling, or you will end up with grainy chocolate.

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How To Melt Chocolate Chips In The Microwave

  • Author: Cattey
  • Total Time: 3 min


Melting chocolate is a complex process but with my easy guide, you can easily melt chocolate chips in the microwave.

  • Course: Prep
  • Cuisine: American
  • Keyword: how to melt chocolate chips
  • Servings: 2 servings


  • Chocolate chips
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Spatula (Silicon)


  • Take a microwave-safe bowl and put chocolate chips in it.
  • Insert bowl into the microwave and nuke them for 30 second with high power.
  • Remove the bowl > stir the chocolate.
  • Insert bowl into the microwave and nuke them for 30 second with high power.
  • Remove the bowl > stir the chocolate.
  • You have to microwaving chocolate with high power for 10 second + stirring until the chocolate is smooth and melted.


10 second time depends on the amount of chocolate you are melting. So keep checking and microwaving.

  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 2 min
  • Category: Guide

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